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Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada
Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada, of Minokamo, Gifu, Japan, was elected to
serve as president of Lions Clubs International at the association's 98th
International Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, June 26 through 30,
President Yamada is a neurosurgeon.
A member of the Minokamo Lions Club, President Yamada has been a Lion since
1985. He has held many offices in the association, including district governor
and GLT constitutional area vice leader. He served on the international board
from 2005 to 2007 as a member of the Executive Committee and the Long Range
Planning Committee and Vice Chairperson of Convention Committee. He also served
as a board appointee for 2011-2012.
In recognition of his service to the association, President Yamada has received
numerous awards, including the Humanitarian Partner Award, 10 International
President's Awards and an Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the
association bestows upon its members.
He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to his Lion activities, President Yamada is chairperson for several
organizations including the Social Medical Corporation Koseikai, the Kizawa
Memorial Hospital, the Social Welfare Corporation Jikeikai, Nozominooka Hospital
and Ajisai Nursing College. He is a standing director of the Japan Hospital
Association and an affiliate professor at Gifu University.
President Yamada has been active in the area of international relations, serving
as president of the Gifu-Hungary Friendship Association, Gifu-Morocco
Association and Gifu-Salzburg Association. He is a recipient of the Order of
Merit of the Republic of Hungary, the Medal of Honor of the Alaouite Dynasty of
the Kingdom of Morocco and an honorary citizen of Beijing City, China, in
recognition of his service to international friendship building.
President Yamada and his wife, Dr. Toshiko Yamada, also a Lion and a Progressive
Melvin Jones Fellow, have one son, one daughter and three grandchildren.
2015 - 2016
Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada
Minokamo, Gifu, Japan.
Immediate Past President
First Vice President
Robert E. Corlew
Second Vice President
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Oak Brook, Illinois 60521-8842
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International Presidents of Lions Clubs International.